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Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management

...echnological and policy tools for transitioning to higher efficiency charcoal production technologies and sustainable harvesting, like those used today in countries such as Brazil and Thailand, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by 45 percent in a gradual transition scenario, and by 66 percent in a rap...

Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa

...echnological and policy tools for transitioning to higher efficiency charcoal production technologies and sustainable harvesting, like those used today in Brazil and Thailand, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by 45-66 percent. The researchers conclude that helping African nations make the transition...

Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure

...ilure. The gene and its biomarkers were present in higher concentrations during acute renal injury, he said. These studies have paved the way for designing new treatments for humans. "The NGAL gene was one of the most upregulated in animal models with acute renal disease. The protein product of this gene sh...

Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain

...d STIs than did other groups. White women reported higher levels of risk behaviours than other ethnic groups...en. Black African and black Caribbean men reported higher levels of sexual risk behaviour and higher incidence of STIs compared to white, Indian and Pakistani...

Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients

...years, the overall survival rate was significantly higher for the adjuvant arm than the observation arm 49 percent to 39 percent, respectively. The local failure rate at ten years for the adjuvant arm was 23 percent and 38 percent for the observation arm and the ten year rates for cancer metastasizing to o...

It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events

...number of assault injuries was also around a third higher when matches were played than when there were no matches. Whether the matches were played at home or away had little impact on the rates. It was the score and match attendance that mattered. "These analyses suggest that assault may not be the result ...

UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race

...r and have a Latino physician rate their physician higher than Latinos who prefer a Latino physician but have a non-Latino physician (40 percent vs. 29 percent). "These findings may point to new ways to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care," Chen said. "Addressing discrimination in the hea...

Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability

...s not increase the threat of lawsuits or result in higher malpractice insurance premiums. Care coordination...re than half of all medical spending. "They endure higher rates of avoidable complications and hospitalizations," Hall said. "Improving care coordination can ...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...r and have a Latino physician rate their physician higher than Latinos who prefer a Latino physician but hav...nic conditions and no strong tendency to attribute higher risk to this role. Liability Implications of Physician-Directed Care Coordination By Mark A. Hall...

Do minorities survive hospitalization better than others?

...disappeared after adjustment for DNR status. Thus, higher rates of DNR orders in Whites may create the appearance of a survival advantage for other ethnicities, and unmeasured differences in use of DNR orders may mask ethnic and sex disparities. In addition, odds of in-hospital mortality tended to be lower ...

Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients

...creased phosphorous in the blood. They showed that higher phosphorous levels were directly linked to vascula... both adults and children, is also associated with higher risks of diabetes and heart disease. The mice develop metabolic syndrome as a result of both a gene...

Uric acid and heart disease

...tarting with a paper published in 1951 which found higher serum uric acid concentrations in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) compared with controls. Since then, measurement of serum uric acid has been suggested as a predictor of CHD. But many of the studies on serum uric acid are epidemiologic stu...

Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

...ures to environmental toxins have been linked with higher rates of mental retardation, intellectual impairment, and behavioral problems, such as conduct disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." A crucial step towards protecting children would be to ensure that industrial chemicals undergo...

Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

... available for each patient, was associated with a higher volume of complaints and higher malpractice risk.We must remember that we accepted the duty of caring for patients when we entered m...

Economist: Cuba's state-run baseball doesn't go to bat for players

...ing was the equivalent of flipping a coin. Thus, a higher ratio shows greater imbalance wins are more concentrated in certain teams. And so while another study shows that Major League Baseball's balance score averaged around 1.7 over the last quarter century, Baird found Cuba's indicator to be a less-balan...

Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass

...sis. "For example, it is clear from research that higher rates of bone turnover equate to higher risk of fracture," Fontana says. "But in these people, although their bone mass is low, their bone t...

Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing

...eeded to provide quality care, are associated with higher nurse retention and lower in-patient mortality in hospitals. However less is known how these organizational traits support other nursing practices such as home care nursing and district nursing, its international counterpart, according to Linda Flynn...

Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests

... blood. In 15 study participants without diabetes, higher levels of the "bad" proteins, interleukin 6 and tu...ond to insulin and use glucose. On the other hand, higher levels of the "good" protein adiponectin were associated with an increased ability to use glucose. E...

Hepatotoxicity and statins

...cholesterol and their liver condition may create a higher cardiovascular risk that could be addressed throug... with elevated baseline liver enzymes are not at a higher risk for hepatotoxicity from statins compared with hyperlipidemic patients with normal transaminases...

Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries

...ections in hospital born babies are up to 20 times higher in developing countries than in industrialised cou...n in such hospitals may be facing the same or even higher risk of infection as babies born at home by untrained attendants, state the authors. The main source...

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(Date:4/23/2014)... and accessible detection methods that can rapidly screen ... a single cell inside that population has been ... Lu. , In the Royal Society of Chemistry ... that he and his coworkers have developed a ... a protein ( Chem. Sci. , 2014, DOI: ...
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